A scientific visit to “Damascus University Blood Center” for students of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the International University

On Sunday, 23/12/2018, In cooperation with the Deanship of Student Affairs at the International University for Science and Technology, the branch of the National Union of Syrian Students – the administrative board of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University organized the first scientific visit to “Damascus University Blood Center”, supported by Dr. Lama Yousef the Dean of the faculty of Pharmacy. At the center Dr. Alia Al Assad, Director of the Center and Head of the Damascus branch of the Syrian Pharmacists Syndicate, met the group holding a meeting in the lecture hall at the center and discussed with the students “Thalassemia’’ subject, in which Dr. Al-Assad listened to their questions, indicating to some important points, and confirming on the humanitarian and national importance of the donation and its role in saving individuals’ lives.

The students then toured in all the departments and laboratories of the center such as (Clinical Examination department, the cooling room, Blood Components Preparation department, Serology lab, Immunohematology lab) under the supervision of the doctors of physiology / 2 / course; Dr. Lamis Yousef and Dr. Sally Al- Muallem, as well as the supervisors and the staff of the center; All the main details related to blood transfusion have been explained, starting with registering donors’ data to be linked electronically to a database, passing by preliminary examination of specimens, followed by blood collection and separating its components, taking into account the main conditions for its preservation.

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